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Six counties in far west Kentucky recorded the largest increases in annual unemployment rates from 2016 to 2017. That’s according to a release from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on Monday.

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreased nearly a full percent since last year according to statistics obtained Thursday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest level since the year 2000.

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Unemployment rates fell in 88 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in ten and rose in 22 counties between October 2016 and October 2017.

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Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in October.

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Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017.

Good News for Kentucky College Grads

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Earnings outlook for college students who earn a degree in Kentucky are positive, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. Executive Director Charles McGrew who authored the 2014 Kentucky Postsecondary Feedback report, says the statistics include all students in the state of Kentucky who went on to post-secondary education.